Spring Forward with our Daylight Saving Time Playlist

  • Mar 10, 2018

Get ready for Spring with our Daylight Saving Time Playlist!

Daylight Saving Time will begin at 2 a.m. local time this Sunday, March 11, when we move clocks across most of the U.S. ahead one hour. The only exceptions to the rule are most of Arizona (except for the northeastern Navajo Territory) and Hawaii.

This will keep the sun shining past 7 p.m. for most places in the U.S., although it will also mean that the sun rises after 7 a.m. for the next few weeks.  Americans will need to get used to the flip forward of the clock: the extra-late sunsets will last until November 4.

Daylight Saving Time and the Weather

What you may not be aware of, however, is how daylight saving originated and the connection it has to weather.

The main idea behind Daylight Saving Time (DST) is to allow people and businesses to utilize daylight more effectively. More specifically, turning the clocks back in the fall and ahead in the spring helps to conserve energy.

Daylight Saving Time Playlist

Let’s get down to the tunes that make this playlist so great.

1. Clocks – Coldplay

The first song on our playlist should remind you to change all of your clocks. This hit from Coldplay’s 2002 album, A Rush of Blood to the Head,  is a staple in any playlist about time.

2. Sunrise – Norah Jones

When the sun rises on Sunday, you’ll be one hour ahead. However, it’ll still be a beautiful Sunday morning and the perfect time to listen to this song by Norah Jones. It’s OK to sleep in until half past 12 when you spring forward!

3. Daylight – Matt and Kim

What are you going to do with all of that extra daylight? Whatever you decide to do, listen to our third song while you’re doing it. This song by Matt and Kim always puts us in a good mood, even if we lose an hour of sleep. Give it a try!

4. Sunday Morning – Maroon 5

Sunday morning and we hope the rain isn’t falling! Here’s another song that will help you get through the morning of Daylight Saving Time.

5. Malibu – Miley Cyrus

If you are in Malibu, you’re definitely taking part in Daylight Saving Time. This laid-back tune from Miley Cyrus reminds us of spring weather and beach days. We hope you go swimming and boating with all of these extra hours of sunlight thanks to Daylight Saving Time!

6. Flowers in Your Hair – The Lumineers 

Springtime is the perfect time to put flowers in your hair, or flowers in the hair of someone else! We love this springtime song by The Lumineers that reminds us that we have more time to learn and grow with all of the extra sunlight.

7. Saturday Sun – Vance Joy 

This next song on our list has a lot to do with rays of sun on a weekend. We love the upbeat feel of this song and the sunny imagery like coastlines and sun. Enjoy!

8. Anna Sun – WALK THE MOON

This next song on our Daylight Saving Time Playlist is another one with a beat that will get you moving. WALK THE MOON rattles more than this town and this scene with their hit song “Anna Sun.” This song should help inspire you to do all sorts of fun spring activities.

9. Dusk til Dawn – ZAYN, Sia

The second to last song on our list is dedicated to the time the sun isn’t out – dusk til dawn. Dawn will come a little later during the first few weeks of springing forward, but you’ll get used to it.

10. Thunder – Imagine Dragons

The last song on our list refers to the spring thunderstorms that are on their way after Daylight Saving Time starts.


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